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What Does A Tick Rash Look Like
Up to you: If you are allergic to the bites, then they will itch for weeks. If you scratch them, they will itch until you quit scratching them. They can cause hard bumps called nodules if you continue to rub or scratch. Also, are the fleas still around? Other bites can look like flea bites and last a long time, such as scabies and other mites. Hydrocortisone cream and oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help the itch. ...Read more
Tick bite: A tick-bite granuloma usually develops days or months after the bite and can take months to years to resolve. His might be caused by fragments of the tick still in your skin or might just have been a reaction to the tick’s saliva. Itching is not uncommon. Bacteria and parasites can often co-occur with ticks. ...Read more
Lyme: A rash around a tick bite, especially if its a target like red rash and you live in part of the country where lyme is common, is essentially diagnostic of infection with lyme disease. A relatively short course of oral antibiotics (doxycycline is usually best) will easily get rid of this. ...Read more
My husband has a weird rash around a bug bite. It could be a tick bite I am unsure. Should I be worried?
My child has a weird circular rash after getting a tick bite. Is this something I should be concerned about?
3-28 days: A tick bite can transmit the organism that causes lyme, which can lead to a characteristic circular rash around the tick bite, beginning a few days to a few weeks after the exposure. Early treatment of Lyme disease with antibiotics is important to prevent complications of late Lyme disease. ...Read more
Bullseye rash?: It is common for the area immediately around the bite to be red, but if there is a clear area around that surrounded by a red ring that is a sure sign of Lyme. A single dose of doxycycline after 10 days would be worthless. ILADS (the association of Lyme specialists) recommends 200 mg of doxycycline 2x/day for 30 days. A tick bite can also cause Babesia, Bartonella, Ehrlichia & other infections. ...Read more
Hard to say: Rashes are always difficult to diagnose without actually seeing it. I would recommend seeing your physician for this issue. ...Read more
Can you get bit by a tick and get Lyme disease without ever getting a rash or knowing you ever got bit?
I have a rash on my leg. How can I tell if it is from a bite? I'm particularly concerned about a tick bite.
I got bit by a tick and got very ill and had a rash around it. I have every symptom of Lyme's. Where can I get tested in Arkansas?
I think my all over rash is from dog flea/tick shampoo? Says wash off w/water for 20 mins...But its 3 days later. What should I do?
Exposure vs Reaction: You are talking apples and oranges. An exposure is washed off instantly. But, a skin reaction after an exposure cannot be washed off. You skin will stop reacting and recover shortly. ...Read more
Do you always get a rash if you were bit by a tick? Would it be in the same spot as the bite? If you get a rash does that mean you lymes?
See below: In lyme disease, a rash is present in about 80% of lyme infected tick bites and usually shows up (on average, 7-14 days after the bite). The rash shows up at the tick bite and if multiple rashes are seen, this is a sign of systemic spirochetemia (the bacteria causing the disease in your blood and system more than just locally. If you see the rash at the bite site, get seen for treatment asap! ...Read more
I was bit by a tick in the morning and now its almost 9.P.M. Their is a rash starting to show its self around the bite. Should I be worried?
No: No but see your dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more
I got bit by a tick two weeks ago. No rash. The tick wasn't engorged. It was flat when I pulled it off me. There is a red mark still where it was.?
Bit by deer tick 3 days ago, small red area with no progression, doesn't itch or isn't rash like and have no symptoms. Normal reaction?
Rash from tick bite: Tick mouth parts can remain in skin after tick removal and cause a small red bump at the site. If you have the tick, your dr. Can send it to the lab to determine type of tick. A preventative dose of antibiotics is usually given for a tick bite. I also recommend testing for lyme disease now and in 6 weeks to see if there are antibodies to lyme. Skin bump may need to be excised. ...Read more
We removed a tick from our daughter almost 2 weeks ago. It was attached, but not engorged. No rash, no other symptoms. Today it looks like a pimple?
Tick like itchy sore in naval for a week. Rash circling with a 3 inch radius. Peroxide is very active when applied?
Itchy: I would not put peroxide of the area any more as this can be irritating. You may need antibiotics if there is an infection so you should have this looked at. ...Read more
Is there any tick or insect bite that can result in a quarter shaped rash on the shin that looks like bruise but isn't raised or painful?
Bite: Need to have that looked at by your doc. ...Read more
Rash like erythema migrans on 10-yo face, but itchy, no known tick, & nothing flu-like. Saw dr who guessed random bite. No rx. 2nd opinions, please?
Bit by a tick on back of head a week ago, no rash, sore neck, swollen lymph nodes, flu like symptoms, soreness only getting worse. Should I go to er?
Primary Dr can check: On the west coast, the western black-legged tick can bite humans, and can cause lyme disease, after feeding for 24-48 hours. A lab can test such a tick for lyme disease bacteria. The doctor may treat with antibiotics if the lab finds lyme bacteria, if the bite site has a bull's-eye rash, or if there are other worries... Such as a lot of irritation and maybe a skin infection at the bite site. ...Read more
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